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    PDF or EBOOK (The Battle for Gotham) Roberta Brandes Gratz · 3 free read free read ì eBook or Kindle ePUB · Roberta Brandes Gratz So much not to like about this book It was written so poorly I wondered about the editor Points were made and not supporte

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    PDF or EBOOK (The Battle for Gotham) I'm a huge fan of Jane Jacobs and I was in San Francisco and happened by City Lights bookstore when this book beckoned in the display windowI could polish off much of the book for the 10 hour train ride on the San Joauin back to Los AngelesThe train trip was pleasant This book though was disappointing especially for the relatively high price of a hardcover when it was just a few months old when purchased new in 2010The Battle for Gotham is

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    free download The Battle for Gotham PDF or EBOOK (The Battle for Gotham) Roberta Brandes Gratz · 3 free read This book consists of three intertwined strands none of which I found very satisfying The first is criticism of Robert Moses that is largely cribbed from Caro’s monumental biography; it didn’t seem that the author has any original research on this point The second is excerpts from the author’s conversati

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    Roberta Brandes Gratz · 3 free read free read ì eBook or Kindle ePUB · Roberta Brandes Gratz PDF or EBOOK (The Battle for Gotham) Over than a year I made it through maybe 100 pages of this book I still remember how painful it was making it all the way through her first book The Living City than 30 years ago This book was no different I tried reading it immediately after Anthony Flint's far readable Wrestling with Moses on the same subject Jane Jacobs titanic community p

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    PDF or EBOOK (The Battle for Gotham) Roberta Brandes Gratz · 3 free read free download The Battle for Gotham I’m not sure I’ve ever rated a book below 4 stars And I’m not sure I’d ever try and write a book in the shadow or Robert Caro that’s a risky plan If this had been focused on the authors personal journey

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    free download The Battle for Gotham Roberta Brandes Gratz · 3 free read free read ì eBook or Kindle ePUB · Roberta Brandes Gratz Would love to see an update on this book A lot has happened in 10 years in NYC Looking at projects through 2 very different people is interesting Wish she had been less biased I think Moses was a destructive racist asshole too but still

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    PDF or EBOOK (The Battle for Gotham) Robert Moses was the towering figure of public works in the New York of my youth I swam at his Jones Beach with its gorgeous bathhouses and boardwalk that felt like a stroll on the deck of a luxury liner It seems Moses shaped the entire waterfront including the crests of the waves I was driven on his parkways Bel

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    free read ì eBook or Kindle ePUB · Roberta Brandes Gratz Roberta Brandes Gratz · 3 free read free download The Battle for Gotham The Battle for Gotham is part memoir part urban policy study specifically in NY The Battle is between urban planner Robert Moses and urban advocate Jane Jacobs Gratz is by no means an impartial observer Gratz was a city reporter for a couple of decades and since then has been an advocate for Jane Jacobs type dev

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    PDF or EBOOK (The Battle for Gotham) Disappointing I didn't make it past the first chapter which was shaping up as primarily autobiographical rather than an investigation of Moses or Jacobs While I can appreciate the author's justification for this

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    PDF or EBOOK (The Battle for Gotham) free read ì eBook or Kindle ePUB · Roberta Brandes Gratz free download The Battle for Gotham This book had it’s points and some parts were okay but overall disappointing As a New Yorker but not a NYC person some of the neighborhood described in the book really weren’t conveyed well

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Roberta Brandes Gratz · 3 free read free read ì eBook or Kindle ePUB · Roberta Brandes Gratz free download The Battle for Gotham In the 1970s New York City hit rock bottom Crime was at its highest the middle class exodus was in high gear and bankruptcy loomed Many people credit New York’s “master builder” Robert Moses with turning Gotham around despite his brutal undemocratic and demolition heavy waysUrban critic and journalist Roberta Brandes Gratz contradict. This book consists of three intertwined strands none of which I found very satisfying The first is criticism of Robert Moses that is largely cribbed from Caro s monumental biography it didn t seem that the author has any original research on this point The second is excerpts from the author s conversations with or reflections on Jane Jacobs in some cases she publishes almost entire conversations without editing While I m interested in Jane Jacobs I don t think reading whole paragraphs of her unedited thoughts is the best strategy for conveying about her life and philosophy The third strand and the best is the author s own memoirs about her life in New York and her experiences around various urban renewal and preservation uestions Still it s not enough to make this a fully fleshed out narrative The book proceeds slowly and in fits and starts and it s never clear where it s heading

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Roberta Brandes Gratz · 3 free read free read ì eBook or Kindle ePUB · Roberta Brandes Gratz free download The Battle for Gotham Eat American Cities and in contradiction to Moses’s urban philosophyAs American cities face a devastating economic crisis Jacobs’s philosophy is again vital for the redevelopment of metropolitan life Gratz who was named as one of Planetizen’s Top 100 Urban Thinkers gives an on the ground account of urban renewal and community success. Robert Moses was the towering figure of public works in the New York of my youth I swam at his Jones Beach with its gorgeous bathhouses and boardwalk that felt like a stroll on the deck of a luxury liner It seems Moses shaped the entire waterfront including the crests of the waves I was driven on his parkways Belt to see grandma Meadowbrook to get to Jones Beach He shaped the 1963 World s Fair a money loser and eventually gained control of a half dozen public agencies The Moses name seemed to loom on every construction sign and cast a long shadow over even the egomaniac Governor Rockefeller Moses own megalomania was documented in Robert Caro s tragic biography The Power Broker a Shakespearian tale of genius gone wrong in which Moses is blamed for just about everything that went wrong with American cities and suburbs after WW II misbegotten public housing decaying public transit numbing sprawl traffic jams you name it Jane Jacobs was his foil an autodidactic Greenwich Village housewife who became a writer for Architectural Record and ultimately of The Death and Life of American Cities a polemic in defense of the small spontaneous and neighborly rather than the planned megaproject Jacobs book remains a classic 50 years later while Moses despite some efforts to rehab his reputation is largely reviled as the devil of top down arrogant urban soul sucking planning Like Godzilla vs Mothra the two titans faced off in Greenwich Village in the early 1960s The forces of Jacobs triumphed over a Moses highway scheme and today we have an intact SoHo to show for it Roberta Brandes Gratz grew up in a Greenwich Village neighborhood that was ripped down for urban renewal Her family art appreciating owners of a dry cleaning operation moved to Weston Connecticut a rural idyll that Gratz saw overrun by cookie cutter suburbia She found her way back to Manhattan by way of NYU went to work on the New York Post with Pete Hamill and Jack Newfield discovered architecture and later became a celebrated writer on architecture and planning Gratz takes a personal view of the Moses vs Jacobs debate having lived through it at close personal range This is not really an urban planning book but a charming memoir of growing up in New York and its suburbs and of a young Jewish intellectual woman coming of age during an era of powerful women who really did change the world Jacobs Rachel Carson and Betty Friedan among them As I read on I deducted stars The book becomes a repetitive recap of 1960s planning battles stories told with verve elsewhere The towering personalities of both foils are curiously missing Still I love Gratz s memoir of New York and its suburbs

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Roberta Brandes Gratz · 3 free read free read ì eBook or Kindle ePUB · Roberta Brandes Gratz free download The Battle for Gotham S this conventional view New York City Gratz argues recovered precisely because of the waning power of Moses His decline in the late 1960s and the drying up of big government funding for urban renewal projects allowed New York to organically regenerate according to the precepts defined by Jane Jacobs in her classic The Death and Life of Gr. Would love to see an update on this book A lot has happened in 10 years in NYC Looking at projects through 2 very different people is interesting Wish she had been less biased I think Moses was a destructive racist asshole too but still

  • Hardcover
  • 350
  • The Battle for Gotham
  • Roberta Brandes Gratz
  • English
  • 27 July 2019
  • 9781568584386